1. [syn: African hunting dog, hyena dog, Cape hunting dog, Lycaon pictus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
African wild dog \African wild dog\ n.
1. 1 (Zool.) a dog (Lycaon pictus) with mottled fur found
in Africa, notable for the strong social structure of its
Syn: painted wolf, African hunting dog.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a powerful doglike mammal of southern and eastern Africa
that hunts in large packs; now rare in settled area [syn:
African hunting dog, hyena dog, Cape hunting dog,